The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 26, 2001

Friends and Neighbors

· Susan Reeder Moss, a graduate of the Carlisle Schools and Concord-Carlisle High School, recently received the "Art Educator of the Year" award during ceremonies at the Connecticut State House in Hartford, Connecticut. Moss was honored for her work with high school students at Miss Porter's School in Framingham, Connecticut, where she has taught for the past twenty years. Moss is the daughter of Bill and Ruth Reeder of Stearns Street.

· Sheep on the East Coast, goats on the West. While 300 sheep graze on conservation land in Carlisle to control invasive or noxious plants, especially buckthorn and poison ivy, goats are gnawing on undesirable vegetation in the Berkeley-Oakland area of Northern California, reported the New York Times on Sunday, October 14.

"The San Francisco area, the East Bay in particular, has become the hub of goats as fire control tools...especially in October, when the hills turn tinder-dry and signs along the winding roads say 'Fire Danger Today: High'", reports the Times. ..."Goats nibble and remove the dense undergrowth of flammable grasses and shrubs as well as the lower branches of trees, preventing 'laddering' in which flames sweeping through grass climb trees and jump through the canopy branches of foliage to turn a once-manageable fire into an inferno", added the Times.

One thing for sure, whether it be the East Coast or the West, be it sheep or goats, these animals are doing their best to rid the land of invasive plants that are a threat to natural ecosystems. Besides, the bucolic scenes that these animals create are cherished by all.

Mosquito wants your Thanksgiving thoughts

Carlisle children in grades K through eight are invited to tell the Mosquito "What are you most thankful for this Thanksgiving?" Responses will be accepted until November 12, and published in the November 16 issue. Drop off your brief submission (no more than 200 words) in the drop-box at Daisy's Market, or e-mail comments to Mosquito@ma.ultranet.com. Title your submission "Thanksgiving."



Changing times for Spalding adult soccer

Due to the daylight savings time shift, the Carlisle Adult Coed Soccer games will now be scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. on Sundays, effective October 28. Organizer Scott Forsberg says, "We will play until the weather forces us off of the field, so dress warmly and come on down to Spalding Field for some soccer." Remember to bring a dark shirt and a white shirt. Call Scott Forsberg at 978-369-1631 with questions.

CHILDREN FROM CHINA AND THEIR FAMILIES. Seven Carlisle families adopted children from China between 1994 and 1999. These girls range in age from two to nine years. Front row, Rosie Charnley, Scotia MacMullen, Meg Davis; middle row, Julia Krupp, Abby Wilcox, Beth Davis; back row, Katie Krupp, Lili Boxer, Maggie Wilcox and Tracey Ford.


Obituary
David McIlhenny

David McIlhenny, age 67, of Munroe Hill Road died unexpectedly on October 20 in Ohio. He was the beloved husband of Sandra (Nadeau) McIlhenny, loving father of Scott, Theresa and Craig, all of Carlisle.

A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 26, at Saint Irene Church, 181 East Street in Carlisle. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the A. Craig McIlhenny Supplemental Needs Trust, Box 586, Carlisle, Massachusetts, 01741.

BIRTHS

Davis Lauren Farrow

Kristina K. Gines and Charles Farrow of Lowell Street are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Davis Lauren, born on October 2 at Newton Wellesly Hospital.

Grandparents are Kay and Tim Gines of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Charles Farrow of Lillian, Alabama, and Carol and Ken Jones of Hudson, New Hampshire.



Davis Lauren Farrow

Kristina K. Gines and Charles Farrow of Lowell Street are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Davis Lauren, born on October 2 at Newton Wellesly Hospital.

Grandparents are Kay and Tim Gines of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Charles Farrow of Lillian, Alabama, and Carol and Ken Jones of Hudson, New Hampshire.


2001 The Carlisle Mosquito